Suspected herdsmen kill FCT Abuja contractor, two others in Niger
Suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed three persons, including a businessman and Chief Executive
Officer of Spool and Waterbodies Limited, Adeniyi Odunlami.
The 42-year-old Odunlami from Ijebu Ode in Ogun State was said to have left his house
in Abuja on Sunday, October 18, 2020, for the Kainji Game Reserve in Niger State,
to continue on a project he had been working on.
His spouse, Dayo Odunlami, quoting eyewitnesses, said after the day’s work,
her husband was going back to his hotel room in the morning of Monday, October 19, 2020,
when the Kainji Games Reserve Park vehicle he boarded was attacked.
Dayo, who is a former confidential secretary to Dr Doyin Okupe, ex-presidential spokesperson
during the administrations of Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo,
said that her husband was abducted and dragged
into the bush after being shot in the leg by suspected Fulani herders.
The herders, she said, claimed that he was one of the people that did not allow their cattle to graze
at the Kainji Games Reserve.
According to her, no demand for ransom was made until his body was found on Tuesday,
October 20, 2020, in Borgu village, Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State.
She said, “One of his boys actually called and told us what had happened.
His body was eventually found. The story was that he left the park and they were on their way out
to get some items and go back to the hotel when they were attacked by the Fulani herdsmen in Borgu village.